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Our Dues Philosophy

Our Dues Philosophy

Our dues structure is purposely a little different than that of most synagogues. We believe that it is fair to base dues on income rather than age. Members choose from three dues levels and they pay based what they can afford. An anonymous dues relief program is available to help members in need.

We have also implemented a dues policy targeting young families with reduced dues while the oldest child is enrolled in K-2 of our religious school. This program makes membership to Kol Ami accessible to young families while introducing their children to our dynamic, innovative and fun religious school.  This program entitles new families to full congregational membership for the year with payment of only religious school tuition and fees, plus nominal congregational dues, as follows:

  • Families with a child entering Kindergarten pay full religious school tuition and fees, plus $100 for congregational dues.
  • Families with a child entering 1st grade would pay full religious school tuition and fees, plus $300 for congregational dues.
  • Families with a child entering 2nd grade would pay full religious school tuition and fees plus $500 for congregational dues.
  • If you have more than one child, the the fees are additive. For example, if you have a 2nd grader and a kindergartner, it would be religious school tuition and fees times two, plus $100 and $500 for membership or $600 in total. This would still be a very significant reduction and a great opportunity.
  • After the oldest child completes 2nd grade, families would pay full congregational dues.  Dues relief, if needed, is available through a confidential application process.

We would love to talk with you about how you can become part of our intimate and dynamic community. For more information about upcoming Shabbat services and events or membership in Congregation Kol Ami, email us or call Executive Director Elaine Stevens at 215-635-3110.